Back-country Skiing & Dogsledding Expedition

Season

Dates

Season

March / April 2020 (contact us for bookings & availability!)

Time & Duration

Durée

Time & Duration

1 week - 7 nights, 8 days

Description

Description

Description

During this trip, the dog-teams bring us to remote mountains with great skiing possibilities!

Each skier has his own team of 5 / 6 dogs, a sled packed with equipment and everything needed for a week in autonomy in the mountains. We travel trough our National parks, at the heart of the Arctic : one of the biggest wilderness area left in Europe, that extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders.

We adjust our schedule to the weather & snow conditions, and spend the nights in mountain huts, tents or reindeer herders cabins, at the foot of virgin mountains!

We travel between 20 and 50 km a day by dogsled, and hopefully get to enjoy the Northern Lights! Although the area is experienced as an untouched and raw wilderness, it has been the seasonal home of the Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will partly follow the old migration routes used by the Sami nomads. The mountains remoteness and potentially challenging weather demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants.

On this tour the close cooperation between human and dog is essential! You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible, this includes harnessing and supplying the dogs.

Program

     ▸ Day 1 - Arrival to our lodge. Meet & say hello to the dogs.

     ▸ Day 2 - Practice day. Dogsledding and skiing Alappen/Storfjellet (1095 m). 10km / 400m dogsledding. 10km / 600m skiing.

     ▸ Day 3 - Transfer to starting point by car. Travel to camp 1. Between 15km and 40 km of dogsledding. Establishing camp. Eventually short evening ski trip.

     ▸ Day 4 - Transfer by dog-team to start of skiing. Roughly between 600m and 1000m altitude difference of skiing. Return to camp 1.

     ▸ Day 5 - Breaking camp, travel by dogsled to camp 2. Between 20km and 50 km of dogsledding  Establishing camp. Eventually short evening ski trip.

     ▸ Day 6 - Transfer by dog-team to start of skiing. Roughly between 600m and 1000m altitude difference of skiing. Return to camp 2.

     ▸ Day 7 - Return towards civilization by dog-sled. Between 20km and 50 km of dogsledding. Transfer by car to lodge. Farewell dinner & sauna.

     ▸ Day 8 - Goodbye to people and dogs, return home.

Tour conditions

In wilderness cabins, we sleep in mixed room with both gentlemen and women. The cabins are heated with wood, they have no electricity nor running water. When we sleep in tents, we have a stove and use sleeping mats and warm winter sleeping bags. Dry toilets are available at the cabins, but at the tent-camp we dig a toilet in the snow. No former dogsledding experience is required, but you must appreciate animals, and feel compassion for them!

Included / Recommended

Inclus / Recommendé

Included / Recommended

- Transport to & from Bardufoss airport / bus station

- Accommodation & full board

- Experienced guide with safety equipment

- Your own sled and dog-team of 4-6 dogs

Recommended

- Extra winter equipment : boots and sleeping bags on request (see "Packing List")

- A duffel bag is recommended, please no suit-case!

- Minimum age : please get in touch if you bring a child under 18 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Tarif

Price

Adult (18+ yrs) 3000 €

Group size : 4 to 6 participants

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Prix par semaine (6 nuits)

▹ 1 à 2 personnes - 2 000 €
▹ 3 à 4 personnes - 2 500 €
▹ 5 à 6 personnes - 3 000 €
▹ 7 à 8 personnes - 3 500 €

*Période du Nouvel An : n'hésitez pas à nous contacter!*

Inclus

▹ 2 activités - par exemple chien de traîneau de jour et sortie nocturne aurores boréales.
draps, couvertures et serviettes de bain
▹ usage de notre chalet d'alpage en montagne (à 5km de la maison)
▹ usage de nos 2 lavvos (tipi / tente Sami) dans la forêt
prêt de raquettes à neige
▹ équipement d'hiver (bottes, pantalon et veste de ski, gants et bonnets)
▹ usage de notre sauna (usage autonome)

Exclus :

▹ tickets et billets pour les attractions locales
voiture de location & repas

Back-country Skiing & Dogsledding Expedition

During this trip, the dog-teams bring us to remote mountains with great skiing possibilities!

Each skier has his own team of 5 / 6 dogs, a sled packed with equipment and everything needed for a week in autonomy in the mountains. We travel trough our National parks, at the heart of the Arctic : one of the biggest wilderness area left in Europe, that extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders.

We adjust our schedule to the weather & snow conditions, and spend the nights in mountain huts, tents or reindeer herders cabins, at the foot of virgin mountains!

We travel between 20 and 50 km a day by dogsled, and hopefully get to enjoy the Northern Lights! Although the area is experienced as an untouched and raw wilderness, it has been the seasonal home of the Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will partly follow the old migration routes used by the Sami nomads. The mountains remoteness and potentially challenging weather demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants.

On this tour the close cooperation between human and dog is essential! You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible, this includes harnessing and supplying the dogs.

Program

     ▸ Day 1 - Arrival to our lodge. Meet & say hello to the dogs.

     ▸ Day 2 - Practice day. Dogsledding and skiing Alappen/Storfjellet (1095 m). 10km / 400m dogsledding. 10km / 600m skiing.

     ▸ Day 3 - Transfer to starting point by car. Travel to camp 1. Between 15km and 40 km of dogsledding. Establishing camp. Eventually short evening ski trip.

     ▸ Day 4 - Transfer by dog-team to start of skiing. Roughly between 600m and 1000m altitude difference of skiing. Return to camp 1.

     ▸ Day 5 - Breaking camp, travel by dogsled to camp 2. Between 20km and 50 km of dogsledding  Establishing camp. Eventually short evening ski trip.

     ▸ Day 6 - Transfer by dog-team to start of skiing. Roughly between 600m and 1000m altitude difference of skiing. Return to camp 2.

     ▸ Day 7 - Return towards civilization by dog-sled. Between 20km and 50 km of dogsledding. Transfer by car to lodge. Farewell dinner & sauna.

     ▸ Day 8 - Goodbye to people and dogs, return home.

Tour conditions

In wilderness cabins, we sleep in mixed room with both gentlemen and women. The cabins are heated with wood, they have no electricity nor running water. When we sleep in tents, we have a stove and use sleeping mats and warm winter sleeping bags. Dry toilets are available at the cabins, but at the tent-camp we dig a toilet in the snow. No former dogsledding experience is required, but you must appreciate animals, and feel compassion for them!

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